Happy Father’s Day! Somethin’s Fishy!

The men in my life are crazy for all things outdoors


You can’t keep them inside



And  they all are CRAZY about fishing


You don’t see many recipes for seafood on my blog because I, cough, don’t like fish…  shhh….I know right? But I love to see others enjoy it and the guys do grill it often…and they always order it when we go out, so they get plenty  😏

fish tub thepaintedapron.com

Now even though I don’t like to eat it [with the exception of shrimp, lobster and scallops] I love to paint fish, so let’s have a little fun today!


rusty fish

This bottle cap fish* was rusted beyond recognition…I asked HH to throw it away and he said, “Maybe I should paint it…”   Uh oh, next thing you know he will be tablescaping…

bottle cap fish 1 thepaintedapron.com

It really looked very cool just all white, but I couldn’t help but try a little color


Now he’s ready for prime time again!

bottlecap fish thepaintedapron.com

Here’s a fun fishy craft

painted clothespins thepaintedapron.com

Make fish clips out of clothespins

fish clips thepaintedapron.com

Use them for bag clips or to decorate a frame

clothespin fish frame thepaintedapron.com

I got my inspiration from these picket fence fish from Cottage and Bungalow featured in Coastal Living

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clothespin fish frame 2 thepaintedapron.com

These are “crabby clips”  {to appear in a tablescape soon}

crab clips thepaintedapron.com

You can also make a fun fishy frame with jewelry craft fish, tiles and sea glass



These glasses are painted to match some new fish plates you can see in I’m Hooked here

sardines thepaintedapron.com

Painting fish is easy peasy, an almond shape, and eye and a fin or two…

sardine pitcher thepaintedapron.com

You can see more fish painting on Heads or Tails here

fish switchplate thepaintedapron.com

Painted switch plates here


Two Less Fish in the Sea wedding glasses requested by a customer for a beach wedding…

Aren’t they fun?  Sorry, it’s hard to photograph glasses painted on both sides


Here’s our newest angler


Baby Boy is going to want his own fishing pole before we know it


And Papa Doc is going to need a bigger lap!

Happy Father’s Day to all you fabulous Dads out there!

I hope you get lots of bites today! 🐟 🐠 🐬

Juicy Details

*bottle cap fish was purchased at an art show from a friend of mine, she hammered all the bottle caps and secured them to a wooden fish shape.  It’s been hanging outside at the beach house bar for years and the salt air finally got the best of it…I am thrilled to have brought it new life… my new motto is “think before you throw” and try to repurpose and re-enjoy~

You can see more funky frame ideas over at my gallery here.  Old jewelry, bits of tile and this and that are fun to reuse to decorate frames.  Look for inexpensive frames at craft stores, dollar stores or Hobby Lobby, always 50% off

old fashioned clothespins/Hobby Lobby

You can see more Painted Buckets here, like the oval fish tub pictured above


I will be joining the fabulous parties and blogs on my side bar and

Between Naps on the Porch

The Scoop

Memories by the Mile

21 Responses to “Happy Father’s Day! Somethin’s Fishy!”
  1. Vicki says:

    Love the pictures of some of my favorite guys! Happy Father’s Day to all!!

  2. Mary says:

    Love your painted bottle cap fish metamorphosis Jenna and those fish clips are too cute! Happy Father’s Day to the men in your family, hope YOUR Father’s Day is fish free 🙂

  3. Jodi says:

    Loved all the pictures Jenna. Especially the littlest guy in his fishy onset ☺️

  4. I love the bottle cap fish. He definitely has a new lease of life with his new makeup job. The kids are all so cute!

  5. Candy S says:

    What a great project, re-inventing this rusted bottle cap fish from a throw away to a vibrant piece of art, you do some marvelous things with that paint brush. I have been enjoying your “fishy” projects and am almost to the point where I may try my luck with a project too. Thanks for all of the inspiration….. Candy

  6. Daphne says:

    You’re amazing. Today’s post makes me smile.

  7. Lynn says:

    Your fish turned out cool Jenna! Glad it’s hanging around:@) Happy Father’s Day to your crew-enjoy:@)

  8. Emily says:

    Love all the projects with the fish. I’m sure all the little ones around your home enjoy them too. I really love the painted wine glasses. So perfect for summer! Great family pics of your family enjoying live! Happy week Jenna………….

  9. JESS44903 says:

    Aww…so cute!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  10. Nellie says:

    Loved what you did with that rusty fish, it looks amazing. Love the pic of your hubby with the lap
    full of kiddies. Baby is adorable in his fishy outift, and liked all your fish painting, so cute.
    Blessings, Nellie

  11. Julie says:

    WOW Jenna, I love all of these painted fish crafts! They are perfect and look so festive for summer! Thanks for sharing them at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J party!
    Have a wonderful day and weekend.
    Julie xo

  12. TwoPlusCute says:

    Awww the cute little one!

    That fish is one interesting piece of art. Happy belated Father’s day to the fathers in your life. 🙂

  13. Love your fish! Looks like all had a good time! Love the pic of the kids piled up on his lap! Thanks for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check it out. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/06/the-sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty_27.html Hope to see you tonight at Make it Pretty Monday! Have a great day! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  14. The Weekly Feature Series is live which you are a part of! Here is the link to the Series. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/07/weekly-feature-series.html Thank you for joining The Dedicated House. Have a great weekend! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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